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Heidi Todd's mother out of the hospital; family releases statement

Heidi Todd with Police Chief Rick Oliver. (Source: WIAT) Heidi Todd with Police Chief Rick Oliver. (Source: WIAT)

The Johns Island mother who police say was attacked during the abduction of her 4-year-old girl, Heidi Todd, has been released from the hospital. 

The family released a statement on Tuesday stating that Heidi's mother has been released from the hospital following surgeries she suffered in the Feb. 13 incident. 

Thank you to the entire community for the support and love that continues to help my family heal. Several days ago, the world felt like it was falling apart when we were attacked and Heidi was taken. I am grateful to report my wife’s release from the hospital following several surgeries and that we are all together again. Our road to recovery will not be easy after these traumatic experiences, but the prayers and love we have felt these days have been humbling and we greatly appreciate the respect for privacy we asked for and have received. 

Todd was rescued on Feb. 14 in Riverside, Alabama after railroad workers there reported a suspicious vehicle in the area.

Thomas Evans, who is charged in the abduction and was arrested in Mississippi, is in the custody of US Marshals and is believed to be on the way back to South Carolina to face federal kidnapping charges.

U.S. Marshals have not yet confirmed whether he is back in the state.

Federal investigators are also seeking out anyone who Evans may have been associated with before Feb. 13, the date he is accused of kidnapping Todd.

"A lot of blank spaces in the case," said FBI spokesman Don Wood.

Ninth Circuit Solicitor Scarlett Wilson maintains that the attack and subsequent kidnapping was completely random.

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